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Chico Electric

4-5 year Electrical Trainee

Customer Service Team – Chico, California
Department Customer Service Team
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Start at $25.00 plus up to $4.00 of adders for proven skills.

4-5 Year Electrical Trainee 

Chico Electric is looking for 4-5 Year Electrical Trainees to join our team.   We are looking for Electrical Trainees with 4-5 years’ experience in one or all of the following markets:  Small Residential/Commercial, Agricultural, Industrial, Residential/Commercial Solar and Renewables, Service, Commissioning, O&M.

Only applicants who complete the application and added skills survey will be considered for an interview.  We encourage you to provide a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference.

Department:   Residential, Commercial, Agricultural      Reports To:  Certified Electrician

Base Rate:  Yr4 $25.00 per hr.

Base Rate:  Yr5 $26.00 per hr.                                              Status:  Full Time, Non-Exempt

4-5 Yr Electrical Trainee Purpose:

The trainee will learn the electrical trade and values of Chico Electric, while incorporating knowledge gained from class and the field in preparation to become a Certified Journey Level Electrician. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Install conduit and conduit supports, pull wire and feeder cables, terminations less then 100v, install panels, switchgear, transformers; underground and trench shovel work; assemble and install light fixtures.
  • Have, or be acquiring and be able to use, all tools on Chico Electric “Required Tool List”
  • Install and troubleshoot, under the direction of a Certified Journeyman, all systems including single or 3 phase, 120 volts to 480 volts.
  • Organize and maintain jobsite material storage area or container, as needed
  • Communicate tool, equipment and material needs to Certified Journeyman, Site Leader or Project Planner in order to assure sufficient resources are maintained on jobsite at all times
  • Report unscheduled tardiness and absences to General Forman or Project Planner as early as possible
  • Complete weekly timecard accurately, legibly and completely
  • Attend bi-weekly safety meetings and adhere to all requirements of the Chico Electric safety program, including use of PPE
  • Coordinate with, and take direction from, Certified Journeyman, Site Leader or Project Planner

Essential Job Requirements:

Driving:  Current, valid Driver License for State where you will drive, meet company auto insurance qualifications 

Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Required Certification:  Enrolled as a trainee with the State of California; and be enrolled in a state approved school with intentions to become a Journey Level Electrician and pass State Certification

Required skills:  Learn to read & understand blueprints; upon direction, be capable of laying out support systems, conduit installations, power and lighting equipment; Create a learning knowledge of conduit bending, wire pulling and terminations under the direction of a Certified Electrician, circuitry layout, and a working knowledge of NEC and troubleshooting skills

Preferences: Electrical or construction experience


Physical RequirementsAbility to climb ladders, lift 50 lbs, push, pull, balance, walk, stoop and handle material, and drive company vehicles

Our comprehensive benefit package is available after waiting periods and includes Paid Personal Time Off, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts and a 401k plan.

Chico Electric is a drug free organization.  All candidates must be able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug screen.


All 4-5 Year Electrical Trainee applicants must provide:

     ·  A CA Trainee Certification or verifiable equivalent experience

     ·  A current (within the last 30 days) CA DMV printout.

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  • Location
    Chico, California
  • Department
    Customer Service Team
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Start at $25.00 plus up to $4.00 of adders for proven skills.
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